(Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter)
Michael Easton (Tomas Delgado), Ted King (John McBain), Kassie DePaiva (Blair Cramerand) and Erika Slezak (family matriarch Victoria Lord) are the first actors to sign deals with Prospect Park, which acquired the rights to produce ABC’s long-running soap online earlier this summer.
The soap opera is set to conclude its network run early next year, a move that has met which significant fan outcry. Among the cast-members not yet signed on for the digital continuation is star Susan Lucci, whose memoir All My Life garnered ink over the long weekend care of its knock against ABC Daytime president Brian Frons.
Among the criticisms added to Lucci’s epilogue: claims that Frons had hired a new head writer three years ago who was responsible for “subpar” writing. Lucci, who has been nominated for 21 Daytime Emmys –and won one– for her role as Erica Kane, also commented on the decision to move the production from Los Angeles to New York and Frons pushing out All My Children creator Agnes Nixon.